Supporting Developmental Disabilities

Embracing Unique Abilities: Supporting Developmental Growth for Every Child

As we dive into March, we embark on a journey of awareness and understanding, shining a light on Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. It’s a time when we come together to celebrate every child’s unique abilities and talents and to ensure that families have the support they need to navigate any challenges along the way.

At the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, we’re not just here to provide services, but also to partner in your parenting journey. We understand that every child is special, and sometimes, they may need a little extra support to thrive.

That’s why we offer screening and support services designed to identify any developmental concerns early on, allowing us to create personalized plans to help your child reach their full potential.

Supporting Developmental Disabilities & Growth for Every Child

Our screening process is simple, yet incredibly impactful. We work closely with families to assess each child’s development in key areas such as communication, motor skills and social-emotional growth. This early intervention can make all the difference, giving children the tools they need to succeed in school and beyond.

But our support continues beyond there. We’re committed to walking alongside families every step of the way, offering resources, guidance and a listening ear whenever needed. Whether you’re navigating the complexities of accessing services or simply seeking advice on supporting your child at home, we’re here to help.

One of the most powerful aspects of our approach is our focus on inclusion. We believe every child deserves the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that celebrates their unique strengths. That’s why we partner with many early childhood programs and providers throughout Hillsborough County, ensuring families can access inclusive, high-quality care and education options.

As we reflect on the importance of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, let’s remember that awareness is just the first step. It’s our actions that truly make a difference. Coming together as a community can create a world where every child feels valued, supported and empowered to reach for the stars.

So, whether you’re a parent, a caregiver or a supporter of early childhood education, we invite you to join us on this important journey. We can build a brighter future for all children, one step at a time.

To learn more about our screening and support services, visit Because when it comes to supporting children with developmental disabilities, every moment matters.

*Presented by Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County | Originally published in the March 2024 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.